Rat"-tailed` (?), a. Zool.

Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat.

Rat-tailed larva Zool., the larva of a fly of the genus Eristalis. See Eristalis. -- Rat-tailed serpent Zool., the fer-de-lance. -- Rat-tailed shrew Zool., the musk shrew.


© Webster 1913.

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